Israeli Army Punishes Soldier for Bringing Ham Sandwiches Onto the Base, Then Apologizes After Backlash
When a Boston-born soldier moved overseas to join the Israeli army, I’m pretty sure sharing his grandmother’s sandwiches was the last thing he thought he’d ever get punished for.
But because those sandwiches had ham in them, the soldier was sentenced to 11 days in military prison.
The soldier says he just wasn’t aware of the strict dietary restrictions.
It was only after an outcry that the Israel Defense Forces lessened his punishment: